Love Parks Week, now in its 12th year, is Britain’s biggest celebration of valuable green spaces. Launched by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, Love Parks Week aims to encourage people up and down the country to visit their local parks, and share their favourite moments on social media with the #LoveParks.

Throughout the week, towns and cities across the UK will be holding various events to celebrate their local park. Whether it’s an outdoor theatre or open air concert, trail walks or simply lending a hand to collect litter, Love Parks Week is inviting communities to visit and enjoy their much needed green spots.

To mark the campaign launch, Keep Britain Tidy will be hosting a circus workshop at Leicester Square Gardens. On 12th July, from 11am – 2pm the Gardens will host activities for children of all ages, including a Rodeo Bull, bowling and space hoppers, providing the perfect way for families to enjoy green space in the heart of central London.

Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award manager said, “We believe that everybody, wherever they live, should have access to a quality outdoor area. We are therefore asking communities across the UK to join forces in their local green spaces throughout Love Parks Week, to show their appreciation and help protect parks for future generations.”

#LoveParks Week UK Activities

Where: Lordship Hub, Lordship Recreation Ground, Higham Road, London, N17 6NU

When: Saturday 14th July; 11am – 3:30pm

What: Friends of Lordship Rec love all the parks & greens spaces in Haringey and so have devised a handy trail of Tottenham park cafes and accompanying 36-page booklet about Parks and Green Spaces in Haringey.

Where: Lydekker Park, Harpenden, AL5 2LX

When: Saturday 14th July; 11am – 2pm

What: Harpenden is celebrating love parks by inviting families to an open theatre show in Harpenden’s secret garden – Lydekker Park

Where: Swinton Grove Park, Swinton Grove, Manchester, M13 0EU

When: Saturday 14th July; 12pm – 4pm

What: Craft activities and games will take place for the whole community to enjoy with a theme of waste disposal and recycling

Where: Elsecar Park, Armroyd Lane, Elsecar Barnsley, S74 8EU

When: Sunday 15th July; 2:30pm – 4pm

What: A concert in the historic bandstand of the park

Park walks and litter clearing and collecting will also be happening at the below locations across the weekend:

Where: How Wood, St Albans, AL2 2RA

When: Saturday 14th July; 10am – 12pm

Where: Main Street, Ash, Somerset, TA12 6NS

When: Saturday 14th July; 12pm – 3pm

Where: Barnes Road, Sunderland, SR4 7PY

When: Sunday 15th July; 9:45am – 12pm

Where: Park Street Lane, St Albans, AL2 2NE

When: Sunday 15th July; 2:30pm – 4pm

Where: Kitson Park, Cadewell, Torquay, T12 7HP

When: Sunday 22nd July; 11am – 1pm